Community Table


Paige Christie, Executive Director
Gary Wood, Kitchen Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Please call Gary at the number below to schedule a time to volunteer

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 62
Dillsboro , NC 28725

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Office Hours:

11:00 am - 6:00 pm, M, T, Th, F


From campus, follow Hwy 107 to downtown Sylva. From Mill Street (aka Back Street) turn right on Grindstaff Cove Road, then take the first right onto Central Street, we're located next to Sylva Pool and across Poteet Park. The Community Table is the large brown building across from the park.

Agency Description:

The Community Table addresses food insecurity and hunger in Jackson County by providing hot, nutritious meals to those in need. Additionally, food boxes are distributed to low-income families and individuals, ensuring that those in need have access to food. Our other program, The Community Garden, provides organic produce to be used in meal preparation and for distribution to our clients.


Will train, very short.

Time Commitment:

Any time you can give will be greatly appreciated!

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

None required; will train. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and sleeved shirts, and restrain long hair.

Volunteer Involvement:

The Community Table is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and volunteer opportunities are available between 10 and 6:15. Two Tuesdays each month we need folks as early as 8:30 to help unload and sort food deliveries, too. Typically, the first part of the day we're focused on preparing dinner, general cleaning, sorting food, and anything that needs to be done any given day. We focus on dinner service from 3:45-6:15, including waiting and busing tables, washing dishes, etc. This is when we typically need the most help.  To schedule a time to volunteer please call our Kitchen Manager/Volunteer Coordinator, Gary Wood, at 586.6782 to get a spot on our calendar. Thank you for your interest!

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